Say I Love You

Sukitte Ii na yo.

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Friends will only let you down—that is the sad truth Mei Tachibana lives with, ever since she was wrongfully blamed for the death of a class pet by her so-called friends in grade school. Since then, she stays away from people in order to avoid ever being hurt again. However, Mei's life begins to change drastically when a misunderstanding in high school causes her to encounter popular student Yamato Kurosawa. Yamato finds her intriguing and insists on being her friend, even though Mei wants nothing to do with him. But when a dangerous situation ends with Yamato kissing Mei to save her from the unwanted attention of a stalker, Mei begins to develop feelings for him. On the heels of her discovery that their feelings are mutual, they start dating and she gains not only a boyfriend, but friends as well. Mei, however, finds it very hard to adapt to this new lifestyle, especially in expressing her true feelings towards Yamato. Throughout misunderstandings of their new relationship, each other, and the attentions of other girls, Mei and Yamato slowly grow closer and learn the true meaning of those three little words: "I love you."

User Rating: 4.85 ( 2 votes)


English: Say “I Love You”.
Japanese: 好きっていいなよ。
Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 7, 2012 to Dec 30, 2012
Premiered: Fall 2012
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Starchild Records, Kodansha, Magic Capsule, Yomiuri Advertising, GANSIS
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Zexcs
Source: Manga
Genres: Drama, Romance, School, Shoujo
Duration: 24 min per ep
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Resolution: 720p
Type: BD, Dual Audio


Toshimasa Kuroyanagi – Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Takuya Satou – Director, Series Composition
Jin Aketagawa – Sound Director
Fumiaki Kouta – Episode Director, Storyboard
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Theme Songs

OP1: “Friendship ~ for Sukitte Ii na yo. (Friendship~for 好きっていいなよ。)” by Ritsuko Okazaki
ED1: “slow dance” by Suneohair (eps 1-11, 13)
ED2: “Sarari (さらり)” by Suneohair (ep 12)

Episode List

01: We Kissed
02: Fried Chicken Flavored
03: If You Trust Someone…
04: They Have Scars
05: Just Like This
06: Why
07: I Really Love You
08: New to Love
09: Each and Every
10: Nothing Else
11: Parade
12: I’ll Protect You
13: Say “I love you”.


Things to love: Everything


unlike a lot of shoujo, treats complex themes like self-love and romance and sex in a realistic + mature way. it’s pretty refreshing.


Such an adorable love story.


-Slow paced
-Themes of insecurity, body shaming, social anxiety, betrayal
-Side characters better then protagonists


Everything within this show can be found elsewhere done better.


I thought this was a cute story


Had its moments but was overall just another shoujo. Everyone was bland and the development was meh.



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